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Submission + - Ask Slashdot: Can some of us get together and rebuild this community? 21

wbr1 writes: It seems abundantly clear now that Dice and the SlashBeta designers do not care one whit about the community here. They do not care about rolling in crapware into sourceforge installers. In short, the only thing that talks to them is money and stupid ideas.

Granted, it takes cash to run sites like these, but they were fine before. The question is, do some of you here want to band together, get whatever is available of slashcode and rebuild this community somewhere else? We can try to make it as it once was, a haven of geeky knowledge and frosty piss, delivered free of charge in a clean community moderated format.
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Kwang-il Kwon and Hye Gwang Jeong of Chungnam National University have discovered that drinking alcohol with oxygen bubbles added leads to fewer hangovers and a shorter sobering up time. People drinking the bubbly booze sobered up 20-30 minutes faster and had less severe and fewer hangovers than people who drank the non-fizzy stuff. Kwon said: "The oxygen-enriched alcohol beverage reduces plasma alcohol concentrations faster than a normal dissolved-oxygen alcohol beverage does. This could provide both clinical and real-life significance. The oxygen-enriched alcohol beverage would allow individuals to become sober faster, and reduce the side effects of acetaldehyde without a significant difference in alcohol's effects. Furthermore, the reduced time to a lower BAC may reduce alcohol-related accidents."
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Submission + - NetBSD LiveCD (aydogan.de)

Zafer Aydogan writes: "There is a new NetBSD LiveCD called "Jihbed" that I frequently build and release from the latest NetBSD sources. And that's the main difference. It is tracking current. It's useful for rescue purposes and for everyone who wants to get in touch with NetBSD. A download link, screenshots and more info is provided on the website http://www.jihbed.net/
Cheers, Zafer Aydogan."

Feed Science Daily: Zinc Linked To Macular Degeneration, Study Suggests (sciencedaily.com)

The mineral zinc could play a role in the development of macular degeneration. In studying eye tissue samples, the researchers found that deposits, that are hallmarks of age-related macular degeneration, contain large amounts of zinc. This finding might be particularly important because zinc supplements are widely given to patients to help boost weak immune systems.

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